IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is an internationally recognised educational curriculum offered to students aged 16 to 19, in grades 11 and 12. It promotes intellectual, personal, emotional, and social development and is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for higher education and future lifelong success.

The IBDP aims to foster lifelong learners who are equipped to make meaningful contributions to society. By providing a comprehensive education, encouraging critical thinking, and promoting global awareness, the programme prepares students to face the complexities and challenges of the modern world with confidence and competence.

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KEY features of the IB Diploma Programme

Broad and Balanced Curriculum: The IBDP offers a wide range of subjects across the six academic areas. To be eligible to pass the IB Diploma, students must choose one subject from each of the following disciplines; language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, science, mathematics and the arts. 


Core Components: In addition to subject-specific studies, the IBDP includes three compulsory core components that complement and enhance students' academic learning: Theory of Knowlege; Extended Essay; Creativity, Action, Service

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
TOK encourages students to reflect critically on the nature of knowledge and the ways in which knowledge is acquired and evaluated across different areas of knowledge.


Extended Essay (EE)
The EE is an independent research project, akin to a dissertation or thesis at undergraduate level where students investigate a topic of their choice, applying research and academic writing skills.


Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
CAS supports students to be balanced through commitment to a range of creative pursuits, physical activities, and community service. It promotes personal growth, teamwork, and the development of empathy and social responsibility.

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The IBDP employs a combination of internal and external assessments to evaluate students' understanding and performance. Internal assessments include coursework, projects, and oral presentations conducted by students and assessed by teachers. External assessments consist of examinations administered worldwide and evaluated by external examiners.

Global Perspective

Through the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), students develop a global perspective and a sense of responsibility towards addressing pressing societal issues. By fostering critical thinking and intercultural understanding, the IBDP cultivates empathy and promotes dialogue across diverse perspectives. Graduates emerge not only academically prepared but also socially and ethically conscious, ready to effect meaningful change in an interconnected world.

College and Career Readiness

The IBDP is highly regarded by universities and colleges worldwide. Its challenging curriculum and holistic approach to education prepare students for success in higher education. IB Diploma graduates are often sought after for their well-roundedness, academic preparedness, and the skills they have developed throughout the programme.

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Diploma Courses Programme 

Students wishing to specialise in a more focused programme can follow the IB Courses. With this option, students choose between four and six diploma subjects including English and maths. At Prem, course students also follow the core components of CAS and PPS and are expected to complete a research project. This combination enables students to draw from the core aspects of the DP and CP that will prepare them for lifelong success.